Evaluating the effectiveness of strategic planning within the Middle Eastern public sector


Shahin, Basel (2011) Evaluating the effectiveness of strategic planning within the Middle Eastern public sector. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.


Strategic planning is intended to help governments, communities and organisations deal with and adapt to their changing internal and external circumstances. It can help clarify and resolve the most important pressing issues they face. It enables them to build on strengths, take advantage of opportunities, and become much more effective in what seems to be a more hostile world. The aim of this study is to discover the nature and the extent of the strategic planning formation process within Middle Eastern public sector organisations, particularly in Dubai. This includes an assessment of the formality of the strategic planning formation process, determining the influence of the external contextual and internal organisational barriers on the formality of the planning process, and evaluating the quality of the strategic plan document produced. Furthermore, the research aims to evaluate the influence of organisational characteristics on the planning process, as well as the determinants of the planning horizon.

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Doctor of Business Administration

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/19416
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Current > Division/Research > Other
Keywords Middle East, government, public service, barriers, organisational change, public administration, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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